The Big Pitch winners 2019

Read about the bright business ideas presented by the winners of our Big Pitch competition for students in 2019.

ProVent - Hollie Lawrence

A Big Pitch winner receiving their cheque

Winner - £5,000, a three-day business mentoring in Spain, courtesy of event sponsors Simboc and one-year membership of the Future Business Centre by Allia.
Adult Nursing student Hollie Lawrence won £5,000 to develop an app to help healthcare workers deal with the trauma they face on shift on a day-to-day basis.

Smart Basket – Chris Gibbons

A Big Pitch winner receiving their cheque

Winner - £3,000 from the Engineers in Business Fellowship
Smart Basket is a folding, environmentally friendly shopping basket. Shoppers are able to use their basket to get groceries home without any plastic bags. The basket will also have inserts for fresh fruit and veg, avoiding plastic packaging.

Chops Grocery – Kudzaishe Tawengwa

Big pitch winner

Winner - £4,500
Chops Grocery is an online African/Caribbean grocery store that has gained recognition within Anglia Ruskin University and Cambridge. Kudzaishe plans to launch two new phases of her business through an online platform and meal-recipe supply kit.